"For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth." - Isaiah 21:6 Like millions of others, To Kill a Mockingbird was the first book that reached out and grabbed me. Because of the bond I developed in 1979 in my 8th grade English class with this … Continue reading Watchman


Every summer love story had the moment of good bye at the end of summer; the moment young lovers try to savor because it will be a while before they are together again. My summer movie is drawing to a close as soon the golden light will leave until spring. Though I am not a … Continue reading Savor


Today was the first day of early voting in Nashville. Because Tennessee would not accept COVID as as acceptable reason to receive a mail in ballot, I was committed to voting in person not matter what. When I was a block from the early voting location, I could not believe what I was seeing. Though … Continue reading Hope


I remember sitting on a school bus in 1981 durning the time of year that was not winter, but it was not spring. My face was pressed against the window as I looked at the black slush that was once snow. The life of a high school freshman is hard; trying to be invisible helped. … Continue reading Longing


I remember spending a lot of time as a child being stuck in my room because I was grounded for some infraction. After exhausting myself with futile resistance and rebellion, I would resort to reading books, picking up my room, playing or dreaming of racing my horse across the plains as we chase the bad … Continue reading Grounded